Uni Kim, Beading Jewellery Tutor
Uni Kim is a beading jewellery tutor who teaches at several London colleges. Uni holds an MA in Silversmithing & Jewellery at London Guildhall University, a 1st class degree in Fine Art and a City & Guild advanced qualification . Between 1995 to 1997, she received Goldsmiths Awards and, on several occasions, the British Jewellers` Association Award. She has had several exhibitions, including at the Design Business Centre. She also teaches Arts & Crafts at various adult education colleges and specialises in detailed pencil drawing for design students .
Early on in her career, she spent time in retail with prestigious companies, including Georg Jensen, Boucheron on Bond Street, and Liberty on Regent Street. She has extensive experience working in international jewellery design and in technical workshops.
Aurelie Dellasanta, Jewellery Tutor
Is a visual artist and jewellery designer who graduated from the Royal College of Art. For over 10 years, she has worked as an independent designer, and has created numerous jewellery collections highly recognized by well-known galleries (Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, Tactile, Geneva), museums (MAD of New York, Bellevue Arts Museum of Washington, MUDAC of Lausanne) and fashion websites (Boticca, Lyst). She has been awarded different prizes for her work, such as The Catlin Prize 2012 and the Theo Fennell Prize 2011.
Aurelie’s creations are deeply inspired by foreign places that she has visited or resided in, and by her observation of human behaviours. The experience of other cultures has nourished her creativity and her vision of our contemporary reality.
Wendy de Reus, Jewellery tutor
Wendy is a qualified goldsmith and jewellery maker. She holds a postgraduate degree in teaching art and design and she has been teaching adults and children for 15 years. With her own jewellery work, Wendy transforms recycled materials into unique jewellery and artwork.
Louise Hoorn, Jewellery and Metalwork tutor
Dutch born designer Louise Seijen ten Hoorn gained her Masters degree at the Royal College of Art. She lives and works in London where she creates one-off pieces, small production ranges and commissions. Working predominately in metal Louise uses techniques such as lost wax casting and traditional jewellery techniques as well as 3D printing and electroforming. Her work incorporates combining geometric forms with figurative human forms that express a dynamic sense of movement. The irrational sentiment of her ideas lead to strange and surreal designs that can be worn or displayed in the home as a small sculpture, object or wall piece.
Rebecca Ilett, Jewellery and Silversmithing tutor
Rebecca is a qualified sculptor, who went on to train as a jeweller. She has taught jewellery making at various schools and colleges. She describes her work: “My work is sculptural, made using traditional materials and techniques to explore autobiographical themes. Recent work incorporates unusual combinations of materials for example porcelain, bone, wood, silver and gold, to illustrate childhood themes.”